From the Houston Chronicle:
After [HPD Officer Rodney] Johnson stopped Quintero for speeding near Hobby Airport on Thursday, Quintero was handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol car. Police said Quintero was able to get his cuffed hands in front of himself, draw a concealed pistol and shoot Johnson four times in the head.
Some history on Quintero:
Brown said that Quintero had a criminal history from 1995 to 1999, convicted for DWI, failure to stop and give information and indecency with a child. His driver’s license was suspended and he was deported to Mexico by immigration officials in 1999, Brown said.
Another catch and release success.
The Mexican government is monitoring the case.
Representatives from the Mexican Consulate also attended the hearing. The Mexican government, through its consulate office in Houston, continues to monitor Quintero’s case and has offered him legal help.
It would be nice if they’d take this much interest in these criminals before they come here to commit their crimes.
Update: blogHouston points out how the Houston Chronicle describes the illegal-immigrant cop killer as polite and calm. Did you expect any less?